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Old 04-21-2002, 12:06 PM   #1
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will an oil extractor leave dirty oil in the engine?

is it a good idea to use a oil extractor instand of doing it the normal way? will it leave alot of dirty oil behind.
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Old 04-21-2002, 01:56 PM   #2
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Very, very little.

When I checked on my car, I drained maybe a couple of tablespoons full more from the drain plug. Probably just more time for the oil to drain down from the engine. I never let my oil get dirty either. Synthetic - change every 5000 miles.

I timed the top-sider at my last oil change - 8 minutes. Works for me.
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Old 04-21-2002, 03:04 PM   #3
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Where do you get an oil extractor for our cars? Just curious.
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:18 PM   #4
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When you use the oil extractor...

Do you need to replace the oil plug (below the car..when u jack it up) or can you just keep the same one? (i.e. just replace the filter, but not the plug that comes with it)
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Old 04-21-2002, 06:17 PM   #5
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You shouldn't ever need to replace the plug...

however you do need to replace the gasket each time you remove the plug.
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